Meet our New Director
Along with the leadership team of St. George's Institute of Church and Cultural Life, I am deeply excited about the third annual Christ, Church, and Culture Conference. This year's event offers the opportunity to learn from four major shapers of contemporary Christian culture and to connect with creative thinkers, speakers, servers, and lovers of God not only from Nashville but from across the nation. We fully expect a record number of participants this year, and we want you to be among them. Please register today, and join us our effort to help congregations engage with the unquestioned, and sometimes unspoken, social and moral assumptions that frame and define the cultural context in which they proclaim the Gospel.
- Chris Bowhay
The Rev. Chris Bowhay, Director
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Chris Bowhay’s first memory in a church was as a six year-old standing in the pulpit of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oakland, California, reading the text accompanying a Christmas pageant. Since then, much of Chris’ identity has been rooted in service to God in His Church.
Born, raised, and schooled in Northern California, Chris is delighted to have become a Texan by the grace of God. After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990, after ordination in a traditional Anglican denomination in 1992, and after receiving a Master’s degree in English Literature from Stanford in 2000, Chris moved to Texas to become a teacher of 9th grade English at St. John’s School, Houston. In 2006, Chris became a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, overseeing ministries to Singles, Families, and Outreach at St. Martin’s, Houston. In May of 2006, Chris joyfully accepted a call to become the fourth Rector at St. Thomas in Houston.
Chris is stunned by the goodness of God to be married to the beautiful, talented, thoughtful, and fascinating Sally (formerly Brooks, of Chattanooga, Tennessee).Together they are stunned by that same goodness of God to be the parents of the delightful Augusta. The three of them manage, some days more successfully than others, three dogs: Sophie, a neurotic Italian greyhound; Elvis, a needy, chubby Daschund; and Piper, a frenetic miniature Schnauzer.
How do you pronounce Chris's last name? "Bowie" rhymes with "Maui!"